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My Green Career Journey so far

Phoebe Barker who came on our Catalyst Bootcamp in 2018 has written us this blog about her green career journey so far. I’m Phoebe, and I work as the Information and Communication Coordinator for CPRE Avon and Bristol. I’m based in Gloucestershire but commute to Bristol often for work and volunteering. I love walking in nature and getting out in my local countryside and want a career in the third sector. Can you tell us a bit about your current…

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Vibhati Bhatia

My Sustainability Career Journey

Vibhati Bhatia – who has just joined our Advisory Board – shares the story of her sustainability career journey. Were you always interested in sustainability issues? I studied Psychology BSc at the University of Southampton, graduating with First Class Honours in 2018. I always knew I didn’t want to specialise in the subject but, was fascinated by behavioural change theories and what drives and motivates us as humans. During my course, I had the opportunity to take on an optional…

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Dela shares her story

Dela – who has just completed our last Catalyst Programme – tells us a bit about herself and her experiences on it. What would your dream job be? When it comes to working in the sustainability sector, I would love to run my own charity that focuses on raising awareness around period poverty among houseless and low-income women. This ambition is inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which encourage me to look at sustainability from a human-centred approach.…

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Catalyst Summit 22

3 Short Films of our Catalyst Summit 22

Over three days in July our fabulous 2022 Catalyst Summit hosted over a hundred catalysts, speakers and facilitators. This year we wanted to capture some of the magic and learning so are delighted to share three short films made for us by Emma Askew and the Earth Minutes team. Email info@catalysechange.com to get on our mailing list and find out about our next Catalyst Summit & Mentoring programme. Follow us on INSTAGRAM for regular updates.

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Green Internships: What Have We Learnt?

Our new pilot Green Internship & Work Placement programme is now complete! Two catalysts joined ERM for summer placements within the critical resource team and stakeholder engagement team. While three joined Vattenfall Heat UK for a three-week work placement. With training support provided by Burges-Salmon. So what were the objectives of this programme? To support our catalysts on a full sustainability learning journey To provide excellent, relevant and supported sustainability work placements To help bridge the gap between education and…

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Our green work placement experience

For three weeks in August 2022, we  – Morgane, Iva and Jasmina – joined the Vattenfall Heat UK team on a green work placement programme in collaboration with Catalyse Change. This unique opportunity allowed us to have one-on-one calls with different team members to discover the fascinating work that goes into heat networks, from engineering, project management to diversity and inclusion, and be included in group meetings. Thanks to the warm welcome from the team, we were able to learn…

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Green Career

My Green Career journey

Josephine Billany shares with us her experience joining the Catalyse Change community and how it has shaped her career. Like many other university freshers, I embarked upon my degree feeling anxious and excited in equal measure. I enrolled at Cardiff University to study Biological Science on the grounds that I had enjoyed the subject at school, liked the city of Cardiff and thought it was a good university. Although I had absolutely no idea what I would do with my…

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Helping young women secure jobs which save the planet!

New work experience opportunities for female change makers COP26 in Glasgow amplified the urgency for decisive action on our climate and ecological crisis. Now, more than ever, we need young people who are inspired, empowered and skilled to help keep global temperatures below 2C. To support this Catalyse Change are launching a new work experience programme for young women – 18-24 yrs – in partnership with ERM, Vattenfall and Burges-Salmon. We will provide sustainability work placements and training next year…

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